SALT LAKE CITY (News4Utah) – The Utah Film Commission announced Thursday Disney Channel is returning to the Beehive State to film its latest production.
It’s described as a fresh take on Disney Channel’s wildly-popular franchise, also filmed in Utah, High School Musical: The Musical. The project is a 10-episode scripted series for Disney’s upcoming direct-to-consumer streaming service.
The production is scheduled to begin in Salt Lake City in 2019.
“Visitors still make special trips to Utah to see where High School Musical was filmed and we’re incredibly proud of its resonating impact with generations of young people. We’re thrilled to introduce a fresh take on this classic story and continue to support Disney’s production here in Utah,” said Virginia Pearce, Director of the Utah Film Commission.
Utah has a long history with Disney. More than 40 projects were filmed in the state over the last two decades including John Carter, The Lone Ranger, High School Musical 1, 2 and 3, and the hit show Andi Mack, currently shooting its third season, have led to an estimated in-state spend of $175 million and the creation of over 3,500 local jobs.
As a part of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, the Utah Film Commission markets the entire state as a destination for film, television and commercial production by promoting the use of professional local crew & talent, support services, Utah locations, and the Motion Picture Incentive Program.
For more information, visit film.utah.gov.